LAWN PROBLEM - Knowledgebase Question

Burbank, CA (Zone 8B)
Question by maria166
August 30, 2007
I WANT TO GET A NEW LAWN. I HAVE GRASS THAT LOOKS MORE LIKE WEEDS. HOW DO I GET RID OF THAT GRASS SO I CAN ROLL OUT THE NEW ONE?


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Answer from NGA
August 30, 2007

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Lawn grass needs a well prepared soil so it can grow healthy roots and establish quickly. Remove the existing vegetation using an herbicide containing glyphosate (read and follow all of the label directions.) Then loosen the soil down about six inches and work in organic matter such as compost. Then add fertilizer and lime as indicated by the soil tests. Then level the area and rake the surface smooth. Follow directions on the roll out lawn. Keep the soil damp like a wrung out sponge.

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